ETP Sector group getting awards

Sector-Specific Employment Training, Certificate

Customized Employment Training, Certificate

Customer Service Skills, Certificate 

Farm to Table Food Service, Certificate 

Program at a glance



Area of Study

Upgrading & Preparatory

Study options



Work experience

Clinical/fieldwork placement

Open to International



15 weeks

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ETP Instructor showing student garden bulbs

Applied, entry level, hands-on learning

With our help and support, you’ll learn entry-level employment skills, obtain external certifications, get practical workplace experience, and develop the confidence to pursue further learning, volunteering and employment opportunities. 

ETP Food prep

Certificate in Sector-Specific Employment Training

Upgrading programs and courses are tuition-free for domestic students. The Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) will continue to cover the cost of textbooks and student and registration fees for eligible students.

Sector-Specific Employment Training helps you develop the skills, attitudes, and knowledge that prepare you for employment in a variety of entry-level work sectors. Each specialization can be completed in 15 weeks; part-time study options are available. You will be introduced to the language, practices and skills used in different sectors through applied learning activities and work experience placements. 


Develop new skills

Develop new skills, gain work experience and earn a college certificate.

    We want to hear from you!

    Give us a call so we can customize an education plan that is just right for you. All ETP programs can be completed in four months or longer on a part-time basis. Students often stay with us for several terms and complete multiple programs. Programs start each September (Fall term) or January (Winter term) and are taught on the Interurban campus. 

    Contact Mark Fournier to get started 250-370-3839

    Estimated tuition

    Effective from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.

    $1,938 (domestic)

    Additional Student Fees

    Scholarships, bursaries and awards

    Upgrading programs and courses are tuition-free for some domestic students. The Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) will continue to cover the cost of textbooks and student and registration fees for eligible students.

    There are many financial resources to tap into while you are at college to help with your education and living costs. Apply for scholarships & awards that are specifically given to program students, as well as awards specific to the School of Access.

    You may also want to visit Financial Aid & Awards for more information about funding.


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      School of Access

      Curriculum & courses

      Admission Requirements

      All students admitted to the Sector-Specific Employment Training program must participate in an interview to determine suitability for the program and for working in an applied learning setting at the college. A Certificate in Employment Preparation is advised.

      Information and Application Process

      Step 1 - Contact us

      Mark Fournier - Sector-Specific Employment Training | Phone: 250-370-3839

      Chat with an instructor to discover if ETP is right for you. Determine which courses you will start with.

      If you discover that ETP is not the right program for you, we may be able to suggest alternative programs or resources.

      Step 2 - Application/Financial Aid/Registration

      ETP staff will help you fill out all the necessary forms and guide you through the process:

      Note: Each ETP program is a stand-alone offering. Current students must inform ETP staff that theywish to continue on into another ETP program and book an intake conversation. See Step 1

      For more detailed information about this program, see the Academic Calendar.

      Our Teaching Staff

      Camosun College is fiercely proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students’ individual journeys.

      Faculty/staff profile

      Mark Fournier

      Mark Fournier

      Chair, Employment Training and Preparation

      Mark has lived on traditional territories of Coast Salish Peoples as an uninvited settler most of his life.  He gratefully acknowledges the graci ...

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      Laura Friesen

      Laura Friesen

      Instructional Assistant | Instructor, Employment Training and Prep

      It's a privilege to be a visitor on the beautiful Coast and Straits Salish territories and to raise my family here. My ancestors came from Scotland, E ...

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      Jody Isaac

      Jody Isaac

      Instructor, Employment Training and Preparation

      As a visitor in these territories, I give thanks to Coast and Straits Salish Nations for sharing their culture, knowledge and community and I'm gratef ...

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      Find a full list of courses and specific admission requirements.

      Contact information

      Mark Fournier, Chair of Employment Training and Preparation

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      Campus location

      Camosun College Interurban
      4461 Interurban Rd
      Victoria, BC V9E 2C1

      Location link

      Interurban Campus